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Leonardo DiCaprio, Don Cheadle praise the power of social impact entertainment

Leonardo DiCaprio and Don Cheadle are among those who believe that, in Hollywood, it is possible to do well and do good.

They are among the dozens who contributed to a new report on the intersection of entertainment and social change.

Released Tuesday by the Skoll Center for Social Impact Entertainment at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television along with Participant Media, the report maps and explores the emerging field by analyzing its successes across film,

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